Tag Archive | Religion and Spirituality

Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

17th Sunday of the Year (A) A  young man in his mid-twenties, from a well-to-do family, was strolling one day when he met a deformed leper. At first he would have felt an unholy revulsion towards the leper but something in him insisted that he would not only give alms to the leper but also […]

Just looking at…

The bright side of LIFE: The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, ”You had a good idea to replace the first four pews with plush bucket theatre seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the church always fills first now.” The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued, ”And you told me adding a little more beat […]

Reflection for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

15th Sunday of the year A middle-aged woman walked into the slums of a large city. She had two dollars in her purse, had no income, and no place to stay. All she had was deep conviction that God was calling her to doing something for the poor in that area. And she felt certain […]

The Hour that makes my Day

This is the last part of the meditation of Bishop Fulton Sheen on the HOLY HOUR. Here he talks about the fruits, the benefits that we reap from this beautiful practice of keeping close to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for an hour everyday. Sometimes I wished that I had kept a record of […]

Reflection on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Do we understand this everytime we say this as we make the sign of the cross?It is quite hard to understand this mystery of our faith, especially when we just say this in a mechanical way. But wait, our confession […]

Homily for the Feast of the Ascension 2011

A part of botanists were exploring almost inaccessible regions in search of new species of flowers. One day, they spied, through binoculars, a flower of great rarity and beauty. It lay in a deep ravine, with perpendicular cliffs at both sides. To reach it, someone would have to be lowered over the sheer precipice by […]

Flores de Mayo in the Philippines

The whole month of May is dedicated to Mary in the Philippines. This is the time when kids, who are in their school holidays are taught Catechism in their own parishes, while some of them are preparing for their first confession and communion. This is also the month when the Santacruzan is held, when ladies […]